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Old 03-18-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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Nuts Cause Joint Pain? ?? ???

I was trying to make fat-bombs, which meant I needed almond butter.
For the past 8 years or so I've avoided nuts, because they cause migraines. However recently my mom (who has worse migraines than I do) mentioned that raw, soaked/sprouted nuts cause less problems.

So, I've been experimenting. Found my old coffee grinder (to grind my own nut butter), went to Whole Foods' bulk nuts section, and started soaking some nuts. Then after eating some definitely-headache-inducing almond butter, along with far too many of the sprouted almonds, I figured I'm in for a headache anyway, and continued with some not-soaked cashews, and some pecans soaked-but-then-toasted.

And out of the blue: (1) Knee pain gets much worse, even though it's been several days since I had a little bit of nightshade-veggie, so the pain should be fading instead of increasing. (2) I'm getting leg cramps. (3) Joint pain in my ankle & foot. (4) Arthritic pain in my hands and WRIST!??!?! This has not happened before!!

The only thing that is different, is that I've been eating nuts.
Searching the web, I've found maybe two comments that say to avoid nuts for joint pain/arthritis. All the others say that nuts would make it better. (They also all say to eat a low-fat vegan diet. Hah!)

Has anyone else found that nuts cause joint pain/arthritis??

I'm really really hoping that it's not all/any quantity of nuts, but that rather it's the Too Much aspect that's a problem. I was so pleased to think I could eat them again! However, if they're gonna immobilize me, that's not gonna work.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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Do you eat gluten free? That's what causes a lot of joint pain for me. Potatoes too. I've never heard of nuts causing pain but that doesn't necessarily mean anything.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:42 AM   #3
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Well this is interesting. I have been avoiding nuts since I read this several days ago.....my wrist pain and finger joints seem better.....so I wonder if this is working, or just in my head.

For me, I do know the vegan low fat did not help my arthritis. Just my 2 cents.

Thanks for sharing fiddlejen
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:08 AM   #4
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I eat nut butters, but only occasionally (since I have no self- control with them), and I've never really noticed any difference in pain (I have severe osteo-arthritis that I control with diet and exercise).

Perhaps it was the quanitity? I find that if I eat even a harmless food to excess, I retain water--and it's that water weight that will bring on joint pain.

However, I plan to watch for any even slight increase in pain the next time I indulge in nut butters because I could use a really good excuse for avoiding them--other than my own lack of control:-)
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:33 AM   #5
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Nuts are pretty high in 06 oil. That might be contributing.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:49 PM   #6
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I notice, unfortunately, that now ALL nuts cause me joint pain. I continue to cycle back to them every once in a while to see if my sensitivity improves, because I would be okay with eating them as part of my low carb diet. It is a bummer because I really like them. When I eat them, I have awful internal aches in my hips and lower back which vanishes as soon as I stop eating them. It hurts to even bend down and tie my shoe. Without it, I am super flexible and relatively pain free. I wish I could eat them, but alas, it doesn't work for me unless I am prepared to suffer the next day. If they don't bother you, I wouldn't worry about what other people say unless you notice it. For me, it is literally painfully obvious.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:58 AM   #7
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That's a bummer. I love nuts but am off them for now, because no control.
When you say all nuts do you really mean all nuts? Which ones do you eat and are there any that you don't eat? Just curious.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:24 AM   #8
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I'm definitely going to start paying attention to this. I would never have even given the slightest possibility for nuts to be a problem of joint pain. I do have issues with joint pain, but hoping this is NOT one of those things that affects me.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:17 AM   #9
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Nuts cause me to have joint pain too. It hurts my feet and ankles when I get up from sitting down. My hands are really stiff too. One summer I was on a raw vegan diet and ate a lot of raw nuts every day and had problems with joint pain, but wasn't sure of the cause. Well last night I ate a lot of raw nuts and seeds (pistachios, walnuts, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, flax seeds) and today I have that same type of joint pain from two summers ago. Now I know there's definitely a connection.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:45 AM   #10
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This is really interesting because I have very, very bad knees (bone on bone), and my surgeon has encouraged me to avoid replacement surgery (my goal) since I've been managing to limit pain via diet (anti-inflammatory) and exercise. He warned me, however, that the pain could 'break through' at any time, and then surgery would be inevitable.

Last week, I was experiencing such incredible pain that I assumed it was time to schedule my surgery. However, this week, I feel fine again. The difference is that last week, I was making flax meal muffins and eating at least one daily. This week, I haven't had any flax meal at all!

I plan to 'experiment' in a couple of weeks to see whether it actually is the flax, but I'm intrigued--and glad to have much less pain now.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:07 AM   #11
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How particular. I have never had the slightest problems whatsoever with nuts. Interesting to learn about those aspects though. I have had joint pains before I started to eat gluten free, but nuts never caused any trouble.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:33 AM   #12
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Hi, was just searching nut allergy symptoms when I came across this thread. Have had awful joint pain since I began a low carb regime and started eating loads of - you guessed it, nuts!! I'll give them a rest for a few days and see if things improve. As some of you have mentioned I thought they were supposed to be good for joints etc
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:37 AM   #13
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I love nuts and eat them more and more now that I've reached my weight goal and am successfully maintaining.
I used to have chronic knee pain, but that went away when I dropped grains from my diet. Nuts have not caused me any difficulties at all, but as with everything metabolism based, YMMV.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:29 PM   #14
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Joint pain from dairy, nuts,etc.

I've had joint pain from dairy for over 10 years but it wasn't until I went on a low carb diet and started using almond flour that I discovered I had an intolerance to almonds. My knee pain got so bad that I felt disabled.

I took the ALCAT test. Now I have a list of food intolerances that I avoid. My joint pain is so much better and very minimal. I am a firm believer.

We started a thread called ALLERGIES under Recipes where a few of us share our recipes that don't have dairy, etc.
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